If you love to tinker around in your garage and are an avid automotive enthusiast, you may have carried out certain modifications to your everyday ride. While you may have been careful to ensure that these mods are safe and reliable, you need to take some additional steps before legally driving your car on the road. What is involved? Dealing with Modified Vehicles Regulations vary according to the state or territory, but a modified vehicle can usually be registered provided it is shown to conform to safety standards.
If you run your vehicle more than average or tend to tow heavy loads behind it, you may need to think about taking some preventive measures to avoid a breakdown. In particular, you'll need to protect your transmission as it can overheat in these situations and start to malfunction. What can you do to address this challenge but crucially, how can you also ensure that your protective device works? Protecting Your Overworked Transmission
Most of the smaller car or boat trailers are relatively simple machines designed to last as long as possible without too much in terms of maintenance. However, owners will still need to pay attention to certain areas as time goes by if they want to avoid the threat of breakdown or costly failure. What's one of the most important areas to look at if you have such a trailer and want to be proactive?
Do you need to take your vehicle in for a roadworthy inspection in the near future? If so, you will want to make sure that it passes with flying colours so that you don't need to take it back following repairs and can use your time effectively. As you haven't attended one of these sessions before, what are the main points to remember, and how can you prepare properly right now?
Have you noticed a strange rumbling or growling noise whenever your vehicle is rounding a bend? Further, does the noise appear to emanate from the left or right corner and seem to be coming from the direction of the wheel? If so, you may be encountering an issue with a wheel bearing, a very important if a small part, and you need to take a much closer look. What could be going on?
I've been running an auto service shop for the past 30 years. The trends in cars have changed a lot over that time, and cars are becoming a lot more complicated and automated. People can't fix many items on their own cars any more as you need a computer to diagnose most issues. People use their cars a lot more these days as we live further away from workplaces and schools so it's important for me to be able to get cars back quickly. I have had to keep learning about how the new cars run and I keep a lot of hints on this site so you can all learn the things you can do to make your cars run better.